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Report Castigates Indian Lab Practices

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Science  21 Sep 2001:
Vol. 293, Issue 5538, pp. 2186-2187
DOI: 10.1126/science.293.5538.2186b

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NEW DELHI-- Almost 3 years after the government imposed more stringent rules on the use of animals in experimentation, most Indian laboratories that use animals in research are failing to care for them adequately, a new survey by a government watchdog group finds. The team of inspectors found violations ranging from a failure to obtain approval for planned experiments to the use of sick and dying animals.